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USIEF invites applications for 2019 Fulbright Fellowships

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Approximately 100 Fullbright-Nehru and six Fullbright-Kalam Fellowships are available for Indian applicants in 2019.

The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) has invited applications for the 2019 Fulbright-Nehru, Fulbright-Kalam scholarships and other Fulbright fellowships.

The fellowships are for outstanding students, academics and professionals in India and the United States to study, research and teach in the host country.

The USIEF expects to offer approximately 100 Fullbright-Nehru and six Fullbright-Kalam Fellowships to Indian applicants in 2019. Indian scholars are selected through a rigorous application and interview process.

Fellowship details are posted on the USIEF website.  The first application deadline is June 15, 2018.

Once selected, awardees will receive help in navigating the visa processing and securing health insurance, as well as a comprehensive pre-departure orientation.

Alumni of exchange and scholarship programs administrated by the USIEF have demonstrated strong leadership in several fields, including agriculture, arts, business, education, the environment, humanities and social sciences, public health, and science and technology, the foundation said.

“While on the Fulbright-Nehru grant, I attended three major conferences in the US and had the opportunity to present my research,” Diksha Dahar, a Fullbright Nehru Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania said, in press release issued by the US Embassy in India. “These events provided a platform for me to network and discuss various issues that impact the bilateral ties between India and the US. Currently, I lead an English Language Enhancement Program for tribal teachers and students across 113 government schools in Khunti, Jharkadnd.”

“While on the Fulbright-Nehru grant, I was able to make considerable progress on two research papers as a result of access to excellent library resources and a peer group with whom I could share ideas,” Usha Raman, a Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Scholar at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA, said.

The USIEF organizes programs throughout the year, including an arrival orientation in August and an annual Fulbright Review Conference in March.


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